In First Century Palestine, the heavy-handed Roman regime taxed, stole, and enslaved the hardworking Jews! The regions of Galilee, especially, felt the harsh cruelness of their treatment. But, it didn’t end there. The greedy corrupt Spiritual leaders of these same farmers and fisherman, who were supposed to care for widows and orphans, instead left them more destitute without even homes to live in! The hopelessness felt from house to house and heart to heart must have been overwhelming as they literally worked to live and lived to work hoping that death, which constantly loomed over them, would be tolerable when it came.
“The people which sat in darkness saw great light; and to them which sat in the region and shadow of death light is sprung up.” Matthew 4:16
The Coming of Christ into that world of destitute and derelict men was that “great light!” Christ walked among men bringing them the Gospel of Peace and offering deliverance, healing, and liberty if they followed Him! (Luke 4:18, John 8:12)
In like manner, the introduction of the Gospel of Christ to the same design of men in the regions beyond is still that “great light!” Our feet shod with the same powerful Gospel of Peace, the vigilant Church of Christ must continue to mobilize and minister to those who need deliverance, healing, and liberty!
Thank for your commitment to pray and support the ministries of reconciliation to which our missionaries are committed in these dark regions and to these desperate people!
Your friend in fellow servant,
GFF General Director